Every time they change iTunes there is a change to how you look at things, the latest is that when you create a Playlist, it comes up in Playlist mode and you can't change the track order. Also the track order for recently played is by Artist which makes no sense.
You can click all day long on the items, but there is no way to change it. The trick is to go old school. Look in the top menu bar and choose View and select Songs, this means back to the old table view and then you can add columns. Once you do that, you can sort as you like.