13 songs on Marcus Luttrell's mixtape that will make you feel operator AF

Apple Music asked “Lone Survivor” Marcus Luttrell to put together a list of songs that motivated and inspired him, and he delivered the soundtrack to his life.

Songs have a way of telling the story of someone’s life. I feel like these songs describe what I’ve been through in one way or another, from childhood until now. I grew up listening to different genres. As A young kid, I would sing ‘The Devil Went Down to Georgia” with my twin brother. In college, I remember listening to a lot of Ice Cube. Later on, I returned to hard rock, jocking up to AC/DC and Metallica with the SEAL teams. And now, I’m singing along to Justin Timberlake with my kids on the way to drop them off at school. —Marcus Luttrell, retired Navy SEAL.

We listened to all 25 songs on his list and picked out the 13 we feel capture his badassery.

1.  A Country Boy Can Survive – Hank Williams, Jr.

hank williams jr

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2. Eye of The Tiger – Survivor

eye of the tiger by survivor

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3. Welcome to The Jungle – Guns N’ Roses


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4. It’s a Great Day To Be Alive – Travis Tritt


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5. Where Were You When The World Stopped Turning – Alan Jackson

911 memorial

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6. 8th Of November – Big & Rich

big and rich 8th of november

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7. Hells Bells – AC/DC

hells bells ac/dc

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8. The Highwaymen – Highwayman

The Highwaymen

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9. Not Afraid – Eminem


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10. Enter Sandman – Metallica

Enter sandman metallica

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11. American Soldier – Toby Keith

Toby Keith Photo by DOD

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12. Born Free – Kid Rock

born free kid rock

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13. God Bless the U.S.A. – Lee Greenwood

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