I'm almost embarrassed to post this: I can't re-order the songs in any playlists on my Mac. It's iTunes 18.104.22.168 on OSX Yosemite 10.10.2.
The playlists are all sorted in manual order. There doesn't appear to be anything wrong with them. They all play; each playlist, each song. It is a mixture of playlists I've created on this computer and ones I've synced from another. They are not shuffled. iTunes Match is enabled and not currently syncing. I've quit and restarted iTunes.
Just in case I've missed something, here's a screenshot:
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