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"Only Happy When It Rains" was a single released from Garbage's 1995 self titled album. It became Garbage's breakthrough single in the United Kingdom, where it became the first Garbage single to chart in the UK.

In 1996, "Only Happy When It Rains" was released worldwide. In the U.S. it charted strongly in the Billboard Hot 100, and propelled its parent album into the Top 100 of the Billboard 200 for the first time since it's August, 1995 release. "Only Happy When It Rains" was remastered in 2007 for Garbage's Greatest Hits album Absolute Garbage. This song appears in Guitar Hero 5, and when completing it, Shirley Manson, the singer of Garbage, is unlocked as a playable character. 

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