Learning about sorting files alphabetically the hard way

Found out yesterday that item-2.mp3 sorts higher alphabetically in a list than item.mp3 😐
For example:

This unfortunate file naming behavior occurs when dragging an iTunes playlist with duplicate song titles to a folder on the desktop. My MySQL import got all messed up thanks to that…
Thanks to Automator, one solution was to re-write the files as item.mp3 and item2.mp3 and so on (which sorts as expected):

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