Gerard Joling Shangri-la
"Shangri-La" was the Dutch entry in the Eurovision Song Contest 1988, performed in Dutch by Gerard Joling.
The song is a dramatic ballad, with Joling describing his search for a Shangri-La of his own in life. He contrasts his desire to live in happiness and surrounded by love with the attitude of many in the modern world, which is described as being at least a belief that one does not require love for happiness. In the Dutch Top 40 it peaked at a #20 ranking.