The Clip Sport uses 2 modes of reading files.
Folder Mode - reads the filenames you copied to each subfolder on the device
Music Mode (and Book Mode) - reads the mp3 tags (Properties info) that you embedded in your files.
If you are hoping to avoid Properties editing, then try using a 2-digit prefix added to your filenames
Then use Folder Mode to see your file list and to play files sequentially by the 2-digit track number
-> Without the 2-digit prefix, the Clip Sport will alphabetize your filename list
(and may only display the first 8 or 12 characters in the filename)
Maybe after you hopefully start enjoying using this device, this extra effort will not be too inconvenient for regular use