“China in Your Hand” is a song by the British band T’Pau, written by lead singer Carol Decker, and producer Ron Rogers. It was released in October 1987 with “No Sense of Pride” on the B-side as the third single from their debut album, “Bridge of Spies.” It became one of T’Pau’s most successful singles.
The song is known for its powerful vocals by lead singer Carol Decker and its anthemic and dramatic sound. Lyrically, it’s inspired by Mary Shelley’s novel “Frankenstein” and reflects on the themes of ambition, dreams, and the fragility of success. The title “China in Your Hand” metaphorically refers to something fragile and unattainable.
“China in Your Hand” was a massive commercial success, topping the charts in the United Kingdom for several weeks and achieving high positions in various other countries. It remains one of T’Pau’s most recognized and enduring tracks, showcasing their ability to create emotionally charged and melodic pop-rock music during the late 1980s.