Lady Antebellum wrote this song for a particular scene in the musical, in which SpongeBob and his squirrel friend Sandy are making their way up a volcano with great difficulty.
"The Spongebob musical opportunity kind of came about randomly," said Lady Antebellum's Charles Kelley. "We got approached if we could write a song for it and they gave us the scene and kind of a direction. We wrote the song called 'Chop to the Top' [laughs], and it was funny, we didn't hear much about it for so many years. Those musicals must take forever to put together, because we were like, 'Well, I guess it fell through,' and all of a sudden, years later it resurfaced that it's coming out. So, I can't wait to see it. It'll be fun to take the kids."