5 Replies Latest reply: Jan 3, 2013 10:59 PM by Steve Taylor1
tisdaleh Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

I have searched and made sure Shuffle off. Left-most column clicked.


iTunes simply will not allow me to rearrange my playlist songs.



Mac OS X (10.5.8)
  • Barry Newcombe Level 1 Level 1 (35 points)

    If you talking about an ordinary playlist that you have created,it can't be done. If you are talking about a iTunes DJ playlist,songs can be moved simply by dragging and dropping. Hope this helps.

  • rebeccafromspringfield Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I was having the same prob...when I found the answer @ this link, fourth box down labeled Mar 29, 2003 2:15 am.

    It reads:

    "You can't reorder songs if they are sorted by one of the other headings."  After reading that a few times I figured out they were talking about "Name" "artist" "album" "genre"....etc so I went back and clicked on the very first box which is over the number itunes gives it to let you know how many songs are in your playlist...when I did VIOLA!!  I was able to reorganize the songs the way I wanted!!  Hope I helped! Blessings!

  • Asnnair Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    It is easy to order songs in playlist as per our wish. First go to playlist and then click over edit and then get playlist with red delete buttons and then click and slowly try to move up or down in the right side of the song v want to move and v can see songs are ready to move as per our wish

  • Nancy Brown Level 4 Level 4 (1,220 points)

    Is there ANY way to make any kind of playlist and then rearrange the songs????  I am so frustrated.  I just want to have my songs in the order I choose.  I used to be able to do this in older versions of iTunes...Please.... there MUST be a way!

  • Steve Taylor1 Level 5 Level 5 (4,670 points)

    I cannot reorder manaully for a Smart Playlist. However for a normal playlist in Itunes on the mac I can just drag them to whrever I want in the list.

    Here is first view


    Screen Shot 2013-01-04 at 06.53.42.png


    Then if i click on the left hand column to sort I can move things around. I also have selected in View > View Options Sort by Manual Sort


    Here is the second view after I moved some things around


    Screen Shot 2013-01-04 at 06.54.24.png


    Here is View Options


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