Howie Dorough, aka Howie D, was thankful to get his moment to shine on the song, which he calls his favorite tune of the Backstreet Boys' catalog. Before the boy band hit it big, Howie D was one of the lead singers of the group until Swedish hitmaker Max Martin was brought on board as producer. He brought New Jack Swing-ish edge to their sound that made the group famous but didn't suit Howie's voice, so he was often pushed to the background.
Howie told Songfacts
he credits Full Force for recognizing his potential on "All I Have To Give": "Full Force was working with us and they said, 'We hear all the voices here, but why doesn't anybody ever use Howie?' They were like, 'He sounds great, we need to put him on this.' So, they are the ones I always credit, and it's still one of my favorite songs."