When The Beach Boys decided to release an album of new songs to mark their 50th anniversary, they revived a song that Brian Wilson, Joe Thomas, Jim Peterik
and Larry Millas started working on in 1998 called "That's Why God Made the Radio
," and made that the title track.
Thomas, Peterik and Millas were thrilled, and started working on another tune. Millas came with the idea for "Isn't It Time," with the hook "Isn't it time we catch another wave." Brian Wilson and Mike Love worked on the song as well, changing that line to "Isn't it time to dance the night away," since they didn't want a surfing reference. The song was released as the second singe from the album following the title track.