Gerard Joling

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Gerard Joling
Gerard Joling 2004.jpg
Background information
Birth name Gerard Joling
Also known as Geer
Born (1962-04-29) 29 April 1962 (age 52)
Origin Alkmaar, Netherlands
Genres Pop, soft rock, adult contemporary
Occupations Singer, television presenter
Instruments Vocals
Years active 1985–present
Labels NRGY Music
Website [1]

Gerard Jan Joling (born 29 April 1960 in Alkmaar) is a Dutch singer and television presenter. Known for his high tenor voice, he rose to fame in the late 80's and released a string of singles including "Ticket to the Tropics", "Love is in your Eyes", and his biggest hit, "No more boleros", a song that reached the top 10 in several countries in mainland Europe. He also achieved success in Asia and received more than 20 gold and platinum records.

In 1988 he was the Dutch participant in the Eurovision Song Contest 1988, with the song "Shangri-La".

Joling & Gordon Over de Vloer is a television program Gerard Joling made with singer Gordon in 2005. There are 3 seasons of the serie which contained the twosome during work and having a laugh.

In 2007 he was the host of Sterren dansen op het ijs and So You Wanna Be a Popstar for the television channel SBS 6. 2007 was also the year that sparked Joling's renewed success, with two number 1 songs, a number 1 album, and 11 gold and platinum awards.

In 2008 Joling became team captain on the Dutch TV show Wie ben ik? ("Who am I?"), in which the team captains, together with both two guests, have to guess who they are, based on hints and questions they can ask. The other team captain is Patty Brard.

Joling was scheduled to represent The Netherlands at the Eurovision Song Contest 2009 in Moscow as a member of De Toppers but in Autumn 2008 he broke both his arm in a skiing accident. Gerard was replaced in The Toppers with Jeroen van der Boom. In December 2009, De Toppers manager Benno de Leeuw announced in Dutch newspaper De Telegraaf that Gerard Joling and Gordon are to rejoin the group, turning the trio into a foursome once more.[1]

Discography[edit]

ALBUMS:(certifications apply to record sales in The Netherlands)

  • 1985 "Love is in your eyes" (WEA/Warner music Holland) Awarded with Gold & Platinum.
  • 1986 "Sea of love" (WEA/Warner music Holland)
  • 1987 "Heart To Heart" (Mercury records Holland)
  • 1988 "The best of Gerard Joling" (Arcade records Holland)
  • 1989 "No more bolero's" (Mercury Holland)Awarded with Gold & 2 x Platinum.
  • 1990 "Corazon" (Mercury Holland) Awarded with Gold
  • 1991 "The very best of Gerard Joling" (Arcade diamond star collection)
  • 1991 "Memory Lane" (Mercury Holland) Awarded with Gold
  • 1992 "Eye To Eye" (Mercury Holland)
  • 1994 "Eternal Love" (Bunny Music)
  • 1995 "The Collection 1985-1995" (Mercury Holland)
  • 1995 "Heel even anders" (Bunny Music)
  • 1996 "A Magic Christmas" (Bunny Music)
  • 1997 "Nightlife" (Bunny Music)
  • 2001 "Only the strong survive"
  • 2004 "Nostalgia"
  • 2007 "Maak me gek" (NRGY music) Awarded with Gold
  • 2008 "Bloedheet" (NRGY music) Awarded with Gold
  • 2010 "Goud - 25 jaar Gerard Joling" (NRGY music) Awarded with Gold
  • 2011 "Gewoon Gerard" (NRGY music) Awarded with Gold

SINGLES:

  • 1985 "Love is in your eyes" (WEA/Warner music Holland)
  • 1986 "Ticket to the tropics" (WEA/Warner music Holland)Awarded with Gold & Platinum (#1 Hit NL)
  • 1986 "Everybody needs a little rain (Duet Randy Crawford" (WEA/Warner music Holland)
  • 1986 "Reach" (WEA/Warner music Holland)
  • 1986 "Spanish heart" (WEA/Warner music Holland)
  • 1987 "Midnight to midnight" (Philips Holland)
  • 1987 "Chain of love" (Mercury records)
  • 1987 "In this world" (Mercury records)
  • 1987 "Chain of love" (Mercury records)
  • 1988 "Read my lips" (Mercury records)
  • 1988 "Shangri-La" (Mercury records)(Eurovision song contest Dutch entry)
  • 1989 "No more bolero's" (Mercury records)
  • 1989 "Stay in my life" (Mercury records)
  • 1990 "Corazon" (Mercury records)
  • 1990 "Seasons (Duet Julian Hartman)" (Mercury records)
  • 1990 "The drum are everywhere" (Mercury records)
  • 1991 "Tu solo tu" (Mercury records)
  • 1991 "Doo-Wop days" (Mercury records)
  • 1991 "Come back my love" (Mercury records)
  • 1991 "A christmas prayer (feat: The Jordinaires" (Mercury records)
  • 1991 "Fandango in the name of love" (Mercury records)
  • 1992 "Can't take my eyes off you (Duet Tatjana)" (Mercury records)
  • 1992 "The last goodbeye" (Mercury records)
  • 1993 "Chain of love" (Mercury records)
  • 1993 "Under the rose" (Mercury records)
  • 1994 "Liefde op het eerste gezicht" (Mercury records)
  • 1994 "Together again" (Bunny music)
  • 1994 "Everlasting love" (Bunny music)
  • 1994 "When i need you" (Bunny music)
  • 1995 "Zing met me mee" (Bunny music)
  • 1995 "Doe 't licht uit" (Bunny music)
  • 1995 "Heel even" (Duet Shirley Zwerus) (Bunny music)
  • 1995 "Wat ging er mis tussen ons" (Bunny music)
  • 1996 "Please come home for christmas" (Bunny music)
  • 1997 "Without your love" (Bunny music)
  • 1997 "Broadway nights" (Bunny music)
  • 1997 "Without your love" (Bunny music)
  • 1997 "Cry baby" (Bunny music)
  • 1999 "Als ik met je vrij" (Bunny music)
  • 2000 "Numero uno"
  • 2001 "Disco inferno" (Feat: The Tramps)
  • 2001 "Never gonna be the same"
  • 2001 "Numero uno"
  • 2002 "At your service (feat Jan Rietman)"
  • 2002 "Op zoek naar de waarheid"
  • 2003 "The lion sleeps tonight"
  • 2004 "Don't leave me this way"
  • 2004 "Live at the arena medley" (Duet Gordon and Rene Froger) (EMI Music)
  • 2004 "Love can change your life" (Duet Karin Bloemen)
  • 2005 "Over de top" (Duet Gordon and Rene Froger) (EMI Music)
  • 2005 "Toppers party (Duet Gordon and Rene Froger) (EMI Music)
  • 2005 "Somewhere over the rainbow"
  • 2006 "Als je alles hebt gehad" (Duet Gordon)
  • 2004 "Live at the arena medley" (Duet Gordon and Rene Froger) (EMI Music)
  • 2006 "Wir sind die Holländer" (Duet Gordon and Rene Froger as Toppers) (EMI Music)
  • 2007 "Maak me gek" (NRGY Music) #1 HIT NL.
  • 2007 "Blijf bij mij" (Duet André Hazes) (EMI Music)
  • 2007 "Can you feel it" (Duet Gordon and Rene Froger as Toppers) (EMI Music)
  • 2007 "Maar vanavond" (NRGY Music)
  • 2008 "Het is nog niet voorbij" (NRGY Music)
  • 2008 "Ik hou d'r zo van" (NRGY Music)
  • 2008 "Ik kan niet wachten & het Geheim" (Duet Diego Piet) (NRGY Music)
  • 2008 "Laat me alleen" (duet Rita Hovink)(NRGY Music)
  • 2008 "24 uur verliefd" (NRGY Music)
  • 2010 "Engel van mijn hart" (NRGY Music)
  • 2010 "Ik leef mijn droom (NRGY Music)
  • 2010 "Alweer een goal" (NRGY Music)
  • 2010 "Morgen wordt alles anders" ( duet Bonnie St.Claire (NRGY Music)
  • 2011 "Hou je morgen nog steeds van mij"
  • 2011 "Er hangt liefde in de lucht"
  • 2012 "Dan voel je me beter"
  • 2012 "Echte vrienden" (duet Jan Smit)
  • 2013 "De nacht voorbij"
  • 2013 "Mijn Liefde" (duet met Jandino Asporaat)

Gallery[edit]

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Gerard Joling and Gordon back in De Topper. Dutchnews.nl


Awards and achievements
Preceded by
Marcha
with "Rechtop in de wind"
Netherlands in the Eurovision Song Contest
1988
Succeeded by
Justine Pelmelay
with "Blijf zoals je bent"