Here is the way that one is labeled in its Windows Explorer Folder:
Mel Tillis - Coca Cola Cowboy.mp3
Now after I double click it in the MusicMatch library or drag and drop from the library onto the playlist it looks like:
6 "Coca Cola Cowboy" by Mel Tillis
The playlist rearranges the artist name and song title, adds the quotes and sequence number, and replaces the dash with "by". The songs appear in the playlist in the order in which they are "clicked" and multiples are allowed.
Now after I click on the burn button (just below the playlist), it appears in the burn list as:
Coca Cola Cowboy by Mel Tillis
The burn list has eliminated the sequence numbers, quotes and duplicates, but has not resequenced them, alphabetically or otherwise. Then I can add duplicates, or other songs by selecting, dragging and dropping from either the playlist or the library. I can also resequence in the burn list by selecting, dragging and dropping with in the list.
The songs will then burn out in the order in which I have arranged them in the burn list.
There is a "Shuffle" button just below the playlist that rearranges the playlist is a somewhat random fashion. Is that what you were looking for?
Well, anyway, I can't seem to reproduce the symptoms that you report and I seem to be able to make it do that which you intend, so I guess I'm out of ideas.
Perhaps, you are working with the wrong kind of music, like hip-hop?
I suggest that you might try some cowboy music.